What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains
We are barraged with information constantly because of the social media-driven world we are livin...
We are barraged with information constantly because of the social media-driven world we are living in. You would think that being constantly saturated with seemingly unlimited amounts of information would only advance our capacity for being deep-thinking beings, but some would argue otherwise.
“We are living in a state of perpetual distraction,” says Nicholas Carr, “which crowds out the more contemplative, calmer modes of thinking.” We need these quieter, less frenetic moments to think conceptually, critically, and creatively. This video argues that digital multitasking and cute cat videos are undermining the very thought processes that are the essence of our humanity.